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Monday, August 31, 2009

Walking to kindergarten

...on the first day of school!

Monday, August 17, 2009


Friday, August 14, 2009


Monday, July 06, 2009

A note from the teacher

"Isabella has been working very hard reading her book. She has completed reading book 15 and will now be reading book 16, Jet Bed. Way to go, Isabella! :-)"

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Who's the Bigger Train Fan?

Between my brother, Daddy and me, I am not sure who the biggest train fan is. But I'm for sure gunning for the title of biggest Mommy fan!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Good Question!

"Daddy, why do you want to buy everybody's car?"

Saturday, June 20, 2009

San Diego... a Kids' Paradise

Legoland, the Zoo, Seaworld, the beach...what more can you want? More details to follow...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A note from the teacher

"Isabella has been doing a wonderful job reading her books. She gets very excited when she is moving on to a new book and loves sharing the excitement with her friends. Way to go, Isabellea! Keep up the good work! :-)"

Saturday, June 06, 2009

A Multitalented Batman!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Can't catch me!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

From Wallflower to Narrator

Three years ago, I wouldn't even enter the room. Today, I am proudly and confidently narrating our school play, "The Three Little Pigs."

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Orange belt power

Check out my front kick and plank!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I heart NY!

Ice cream trucks galore...definitely my favorite part about New York City!

See more pictures from the trip here.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Teacher's conference

At the latest teacher conference, my teachers were very complimentary. I am currently learning multiplication and am reading my 12th book. My favorite activities are the sensorial activities, which challenge the senses and introduce the decimal system. They report that I am very focused and disciplined. Even though I am on average 45 minutes late and miss circle time, the teachers save a job for me because they know I like to help and have a job. I get along well with everyone well, even my little brother!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

A Visit to the Symphony

Today was my first visit to the San Francisco Symphony, for their open rehearsal at Davies Symphony Hall. We sat in the first tier side boxes, which provided an excellent vantage point. We were close but one level up so we could look down at all the instruments. I was at the edge of my seat and leaning forward in anticipation as the conductor raised his baton and they first played a modern violin concerto by Ad├Ęs. There was a lot of percussion and, because it was modern, dissonance. I sat for about 30 minutes, but then I started covering my ears and complaining the drums were too loud. So we stepped out and we looked at the symphony store for a little while. Mommy obliged when I asked her to buy me something, which always makes for a good day! The orchestra then started rehearsing Mozart's Symphony # 39, so we went up to the second tier to watch. This section was pretty empty so we didn't feel uncomfortable about whispering or the volume. I immediately noticed that all the percussionists were gone and I was so relieved. I enjoy classical music much better! We left after they finished that piece, a total of 75 minutes at the Symphony... just the right amount of time. I later asked Mommy when we were going back to see more!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bathtime compromise

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Life goes on, BRAH!

My buddy and I belted out all the kids' songs for a solid hour at the karaoke box. Then the grownups started busting out all the adult tunes. Mommy was impressed when I sang Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends" with her after only hearing it once! I got good at yelling "Ghostbusters!", doing the "YMCA" and screaming "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Life goes on, BRAH!!!!!!" This evening spawned my obsession with "Sound of Music". My parents concluded any song, even ones they love, played 30 times in a row gets old fast!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Secret's out

My teachers gave my parents this note today: "Isabella loves to help around the classroom. Every afternoon, she goes around the classroom and looks to see if all the activities are on the right shelf. And if they are not, she helps fix them and is very proud of herself when she is done. :-)"

When my parents read this to me, I looked at them and said "That's not true!" I can't believe that my teachers wrote this! Now I'm going to be expected to clean up at home! I hate cleaning up at home! @#$%&!

Later, I admitted to Mommy that the note was true, and the reason why I didn't like cleaning up at home was because I didn't know where to put things away. Mommy has taken that as a cue to more aggressively donate my toys. Double @#$%&!